8 days in Outer Banks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outer Banks trip builder
Make it your trip
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to Swan Quarter, NC, Drive to Manteo
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night


Hatteras Island — 2 nights

Step out of Hatteras Island to go to Rodanthe and see Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island online trip itinerary maker.

Newark to Hatteras Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Newark in April, Hatteras Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ocracoke.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Ocracoke — 2 nights

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ocracoke Pony Pens, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and finally look for gifts at The Village Craftsmen. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ocracoke trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manteo.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Discover how to plan a Manteo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Manteo takes 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills — 1 night

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. To find out how to plan a trip to Kill Devil Hills, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kill Devil Hills is very close to Manteo. April in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sun).
Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Outer Banks travel guide

Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.